WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 – Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following press release on December 1, 2022:. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Senate Finance Committee Members Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Richard Burr, RN. C., today released a discussion draft including guidelines to improve mental health parity in Medicare and Medicaid and help make mental health and addiction (SUD) service access equal to physical health care. Mental health parity is a set of laws designed to ensure that mental and physical health care are equally covered by health insurance.